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800_3915 - Lucanus

800_3915 - Lucanus
Chicago, Illinois, USA
July 9, 2009
I was working in my yard in the city, and there was a dead Ailanthus tree about 5" diameter. I noticed it was loose and kicked it and it broke off at ground level. This larva was found then where I think it had broken. It was much bigger than the usual June Bug larva I have come across before when digging in grass. It was really hard to measure as it didn't want to straighten out but I think it would be almost 2". I am posting before I even reassign my code numbers as I would like to rear it, but have no ifno. Could it be eating the dead wood? What might it possibly be. I will need a quick reply if I hope to keep it alive.

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Moved from Scarab Beetles.

After about a month of mainta
After about a month of maintaining it in a bowl with dirt and the broken off part of the tree, I added some water as the soil was drying out. Probably too much as next time I looked it was brown and dead.

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